Maria Peiro

U.S. Congress District 27

College professor

Grassroots activist against Common Core and illegal immigration.

Based on the questions you said you had for the candidates, we recapped the candidates’ stances on the following issues: guns, immigration, climate change and the environment, and criminal justice and systemic racism. But many of the candidates are novice candidates without stated positions on these issues, so we’ve left some of those blank.

The winners of the Republican and Democratic primaries for this seat will face off in the November general election.

Dr. Maria Peiro is a Cuban immigrant who served as a teacher for 22 years in Miami-Dade County Public Schools, later became a small business owner, and who now works as a college professor. She holds a Ph.D. in Mathematics and Science Education from Curtin University in Australia and undergraduate and graduate degrees from FIU. She was a vocal Trump supporter in 2016, and she has been a grassroots activist leader opposing Common Core and wasteful spending in schools, as well as opposing illegal immigration.


NRA grade: AQ (A pro-gun candidate whose rating is based solely on the candidate’s responses to the NRA-PVF Candidate Questionnaire and who does not have a voting record on Second Amendment issues.)


Via candidate’s website: Opposes illegal immigration, is against amnesty for illegal aliens, and supports increased border security. Opposes Sanctuary Cities, supports mandatory E-Verify, supports cutting all public assistance and tax refunds for undocumented immigrants.


Via candidate’s website: “I support a pro-growth agenda that cuts burdensome and unnecessary government regulations and lowers taxes for businesses.” Supports eliminating the national debt through reduced spending.


Via the Florida Conference of Catholic Bishops survey: Opposes establishing a national Climate Solutions Commission to develop policies that are economically viable, protect the environment and mitigate the effects of climate change.

Via votesmart: Opposes regulation of greenhouse gas emissions and opposes federal funding for renewables.